About every 10th person has some sort of music device. And I've noticed that there are some different groups of people....
iPod club - with their distinct white headphones, this is the most common group, well done to Apple;
Headphone envy - "look at me I have a huge pair of headphones" - is this what they're saying?
Control Freaks - Carrying their device in their hands, for the ultimate level of playlist control
The boppers - those who are quietly dancing or singing as they walk down the street
Old schoolers - with a disc man/walkman or other such Pre MP3 technology - when was the last time you saw someone with a MiniDisc player?
Some of the new groups starting to come out now:
PssssP - guys with their PSPs - are they listening to music, or have they got music videos on there.
BFF (best friends forever) - normally a pair of young girls, or a couple walking along with a pair of ear buds split between them
Cellphoners - these are starting to be more common - I'm in this group and I'm surprised it took so long. To me it was obvious cellphone + music = perfect.
Don't get me wrong, I think its great, as long as these people all wearing some sort of headphones pay attention to the world around them - just because you're in your own little world, doesn't mean a car or bus thinks that!!
And finally, be considerate, if you like Cannibal Corpse at 70 dB, doesn't mean the person sitting next to you on the train does.
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